Blood Stem Cell Transplant
As a specialized center for childhood cancer and blood diseases, we treat children and adolescents with solid tumors, leukemia and non-malignant disorders of the blood, bone-marrow and immune system. This includes the development of immune and cell therapeutic strategies for patients with resistant diseases. Hematopoietic stem cell transplantation is a well established procedure.
Hematopoietic stem cells can be transplanted
- ⇒from the patient itself (autologous) or
- ⇒from another person (allogeneic)
Upon transplantation, hematopoietic stem cells are capable of regenerating all cellular components of the blood and immune system.
Hematopoietic stem cells can be harvested from the bone marrow or the blood following stimulation with a growth factor to mobilize the „blood“ stem cells into the periphery. Cord blood is another source.
Transplantation concepts are based on standardized treatment concepts of the national and international pediatric cancer societies. As a member of the German/Austrian/Swiss Pediatric Society for Oncology and Hematology (GPOH) and the International Society of Pediatric Oncology (SIOP) and European Bone Marrow Transplantation (EBMT). We participate in national and international multicenter trials to optimize treatment further.
Our transplantation unit is immediately adjacent to the pediatric hematology/oncology ward separated by glass doors. Transplant rooms are full of light with large windows. 3 HEPA filtered rooms are available for bone marrow transplant patients. All rooms offer individual baths, day light lamps and cost free WLAN. During transplantation one adult family member can stay with the child around the clock in the patient room. To this end parents` bed and hometrainer are provided in each room.